Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
A friend of your blog mentioned a MinnPost article, in a column captioned Big Words. Since it’s the MinnPost, you have to wade through the stage-setting lies to search for a possible grain of wisdom.
Lie #1. Trump did not refer to Kaepernick as a son-of-a-bitch, Trump explicitly referred to present players who take the knee.
Lie #2. Kneeling is not about “a persistent American injustice” since Kaepernick himself was quoted in the article saying it’s no longer about police brutality, it’s about general unfairness.
Lie #3. The world does not wonder if Trump seeks a return to pre-Jackie Robinson days, the author imputes that, groundlessly.
Lie #4. Trump did not receive comeuppance from the players last week; viewership was down another 11% as fans heeded his advice to skip the game and owners now beg them to return.
Lie #5. It’s true that Trump was elected by a minority of Americans, just like every modern President. Half of Americans don’t vote at all; the winner is the person who gets half of the half that do – meaning a quarter of the whole. The implication that Trump therefore lacks a mandate is not true, his quarter gives him the same mandate as Obama or Bush or Clinton.
Lie #6. Trump’s approval rating has not fallen as a result of these tweets, it’s still hovering around 40% which is all he ever had
Lie #7. Trump is not the person threatening the destroy the entire nation, that’s Rocket Man, who was subsidized and enabled by prior administrations kicking the can down the road.
After all those lies, what is the author left with? Wishful thinking about impeachment. Hope that Trump will get bored and quit (bad news – that doesn’t get you Hillary, it gets you Pence). Exhortation to sit during the national anthem, because that’ll show him. None of those will work and everybody knows it, even the author of the article.
He urges us to pray. I agree, but I’m astonished MinnPost printed it. Pray? Pray to the God that Democrats repeatedly rejected at their convention, the God that Liberals have banned from schools, the God whose Commandments must be removed from the courthouse lawn?
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn occasionally. I’m thrilled this author found his. I’m just sorry it cost him so many lies to get there.
All in a day’s work at the MinnPost.